School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. A. Nic Fhionnlaoich, An tSr. M. Beinín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 163

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passing a "gentle" holly bush, she happened to brush against it, and all of a sudden, she saw a great three-storey house with lights flashing from each of the windows, beside her. She also saw men and women walking around, and soft music coming from the direction of the house. She afterwards told the neighbours that had she the presence of mind to lift a fistful of clay and throw it in the direction of the house she would immediately possess the house.

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There was a certain man being in Tiernaleague, and he scoffed at the fairies, saying that there were no such things.

There was a certain man living in Tiernaleague, and he scoffed at the fairies, saying that there were no such things. One of the neighbours said, "Well, there is one thing, that, if you cut down that "gentle" holly bush, up by the wood, great unhappiness will befall you." "Nonsense," said the man, "that is nothing but old woman's chat. I will cut down the tree, if you like." With that he walked into the house and seized an axe, and proceeded to the

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Collector
Maggie Mc Laughlin
Gender
female
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Margaret Canny
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Bridget Kearney
Gender
female
Age
98
Address
1419892
Language
English